First-in-the-Nation Caucus Passes Proclamation to Commemorate National Arab American Heritage Month

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 27, 2020 in Blog

April is National Arab American Heritage Month. This month recognizes the achievements and contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans are immigrants and the descendants of immigrants who came to the United States seeking political liberty and economic opportunity. Arabs began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s in significant numbers, and have enriched every aspect of American society - including civic and political life. Arab Americans forged a new path in American politics, bringing their spirit, talents,...

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Meet Juliette Kayyem

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 23, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Juliette Kayyem of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Juliette Kayyem has spent the last two decades managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. A national leader in homeland security, resiliency and safety, she is currently the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is faculty chair of the Homeland Security...

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